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KCDC, Matter Health open wellness center to provide care for Isabella Towers residents

August 22, 2022

Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) has partnered with Matter Health to provide high-quality, on-site primary care for residents at its Isabella Towers property.

The new wellness center provides convenient resident access to physical and mental health and lifestyle support.  The center includes a patient lounge, consultation and virtual health room, and an exam room.

“We are grateful for this partnership with Matter Health and the benefits it will provide to Isabella Towers residents,” KCDC Executive Director and CEO Ben Bentley said. “The convenience of this center eliminates many barriers our residents face when seeking health care, such as scheduling and transportation. It will not only improve resident health, but also enhance their quality of life.”

Matter Health’s new wellness center at Isabella Towers will be the company’s fifth in the state and the first in East Tennessee.  It is staffed with a dedicated nurse practitioner, nurse and overseeing physician.  Amenities and services are available to all Isabella Towers residents regardless of insurance status.

“We welcomed the opportunity to partner with KCDC for our first East Tennessee location,” said Austin Sohr, president and co-founder of Matter Health. “Our goal with this center is to ensure that any Isabella Towers resident will receive world-class care so that they can live a happy and healthy life.”

Representatives from Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation and Matter Health officially open a new wellness center for residents of KCDC’s Isabella Towers on Aug. 22. The center provides convenient resident access to physical and mental health and lifestyle support. From left: Courtney Durrett, Knox County Commission; State Sen. Becky Duncan Massey; Janet Testerman, Knoxville City Council; Tiara Webb and Ben Bentley, KCDC; and Bryndon Williams, Crystal Brunson, Lucas Golub, Mason Mercy and Stephen Mulligan, Matter Health.

Isabella Towers is located at 1515 Isabella Circle in East Knoxville near downtown. The 234-unit affordable, independent housing community is completing a $5.5 million renovation that includes new flooring and appliances in each unit and an additional 14 ADA units on the property.  The renovations also include new cabinets, lighting, and heating and air conditioning units to align with KCDC’s sustainability and energy-efficiency initiatives.

Studio Four Design served as architect for the renovation, with Gibraltar Construction Company as contractor and Management Solutions LLC as owner representative. All three companies are based in Knoxville.

About Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation

Since 1936, KCDC has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Knoxville. KCDC’s mission is to improve and transform neighborhoods and communities by providing high-quality affordable housing, advancing development initiatives and fostering self-sufficiency. For more information, call 865-403-1100 or visit

About Matter Health

Nashville-based Matter Health brings primary care services directly to affordable living communities by building on-site clinics that offer a personalized, holistic, and high touch approach to the patient/provider relationship. The Matter preventative care model focuses on improving the physical, mental, and social needs of dual-eligible patients with the goal of increasing long-term health while reducing costs. For more information, call 615-570-2330 or visit