Coming soon: Covenant Health South

Sandra ClarkOur Town Health, South Knox

Covenant Health, the area’s largest health care provider, is set to open Covenant Health South, a new facility at the corner of Chapman Highway and Mountain Grove Drive.

“Coming in early 2023,” reads an announcement from Covenant Health. The facility will offer urgent care, primary care, imaging and therapy – pretty much everything a hospital has except in-patient beds.

The proposed facility was expected to have more than 36,000 square feet and cost $20 million when announced in October 2020. We can verify those numbers at the ribbon-cutting.

Jim VanderSteeg

“South Knoxville is rapidly becoming a destination community, with recent expansions in residential growth, thriving businesses and recreation areas,” said Jim VanderSteeg, Covenant Health president and CEO, at the 2020 announcement.

“At the same time, South Knoxville is underserved in terms of medical care as a result of the closures of Baptist Hospital and Physicians Regional Medical Center (aka St. Mary’s), which often served people from areas south of the river. This new project will provide a variety of needed health services in a convenient location that is easily accessible for people in South Knoxville and Seymour.”

VanderSteeg said that as part of Covenant Health, the facility also will have ready access to all of Covenant Health’s network of services when patients need medical care.

“An important part of our health system’s mission is making excellent medical care accessible and convenient for the communities we serve,” he said. “We have long served our South Knoxville and Seymour neighbors and we are very excited to continue that relationship.”

Covenant Health South will include an urgent care area with extended hours, a clinic for primary care and other medical subspecialties, a diagnostic center with laboratory and imaging services, and areas for physical rehabilitation and education.

Located just south of the intersection of Gov. John Sevier and Chapman highways, the facility has easy access from areas east and southwest as well.

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