Humana planning to open 7 CenterWell locations in Tennessee this year

Humana has major growth ambitions for its CenterWell primary care business, and the company has unveiled its latest expansion.

CenterWell will open seven senior-focused primary care centers in Tennessee this year, Humana announced. The first two locations as part of this expansion will open on June 28 and 29 in Tusculum and Murfreesboro, respectively, the company said.

Earlier this month, CenterWell opened its 250th location in Dallas. Across CenterWell and its sister brand, Conviva Care Center, Humana operates senior-focused primary care clinics across 12 states and has plans to open between 30 and 50 new locations per year through 2025.

“Our board-certified physicians and integrated care teams are set to deliver comprehensive, holistic care in seven state-of-the-art facilities, with Murfreesboro and Tusculum already seeing patients and five more centers opening this year," said Jason Spector, market president for Tennessee, in the release.

"Whole-person care means we’re committed to addressing all the factors that affect the health and well-being of our patients and this community. I’m looking forward to expanding that care to Middle Tennessee seniors and helping break down barriers to healthcare in our underserved communities," Spector added.

Each of the locations will be staffed by board-certified physicians, nurses, social workers and assistants, and patients can connect with clinical pharmacies, behavioral health specialists and referral specialists. The clinical team has been trained specifically on providing care to seniors, Humana said.

CenterWell locations also offer activities for seniors, such as SilverSneakers fitness classes.

“Our longer appointment times, the integrated care teams looking after the physical, social and emotional needs—all of which affect seniors’ overall health—help patients live healthier, happier lives," Anitha Mullangi, M.D., CenterWell's chief medical officer for the Tennessee market, said in the announcement. "We are committed to providing that kind of excellent healthcare to seniors in our communities.”