Montclair Medical Clinic Closure Announcement
The Montclair Medical Clinic, housed in the Recreation Center for over 30 years and then moved in 2017 to a new location inside the Montclair Community Health Center at 5050 San Bernardino Street, is retiring its evening services.
The Montclair Medical Clinic, in partnership with Health Services Alliance (HSA), provided evening health care services to low-income, uninsured residents of western San Bernardino County and eastern Los Angeles County since 1978.
Over the years, the Clinic has been the health care home for thousands of patients and provided a range of services, including patient treatment for acute and chronic illnesses, child immunizations, a lice clinic, health screenings, health education, and nutrition classes through the Por La Vida program, and more.
The success of the evening clinic was powered by volunteer supervising physicians, medical students from Western University of Health Sciences, and volunteer receptionists and was funded through sources including the City of Montclair, patient sliding scale fees, grants, and donations. The evening clinic has been staffed and supervised by Dr. Loveless, who began volunteering at the Clinic in 1998 as a student intern, served as a resident physician, and continued as a licensed physician. Dr. Loveless continued to supervise Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine students for the next 20 years, providing care for those who attended the Clinic and was honored in the City’s Volunteer of the Year Program in 2005 and 2009. His services to the Montclair Community are remarkable, invaluable, and greatly appreciated.
The Montclair Community Health Center, which housed the Montclair Evening Clinic, is directed by Dr. James M. Lally and will continue its regular hours of operation and services.
James Lally, D.O. is the founder and chief operating officer of HSA, a nonprofit corporation whose goal is to help find solutions for low-income residents in our community who are medically underserved. Dr. Lally began his association with the Montclair Medical Clinic as a student in 1990. He graduated from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in 1991 and completed his postdoctoral training and resident internship training through Doctors’ Hospital of Montclair. He is very familiar with the Montclair community and its needs. Dr. Lally was honored in 1993 with the City’s Volunteer of the Year Award and has been the volunteer Medical Director for the Montclair Medical Clinic since 1994.
Dr. Lally’s goal is to provide affordable and accessible care to all members of our community, including newborn, pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. In addition to taking a variety of private insurance plans, Dr. Lally will still provide services to the uninsured by continuing the sliding-scale services, like those offered through the Montclair Medical Clinic. Free immunization services and the sharps disposal program are also available at the Clinic’s location. Furthermore, Dr. Lally plans to participate in programs that will serve the veterans in our area so they can receive medical care and behavioral health services in a comfortable, non-threatening environment. Dr. Lally also is commended for his over 30 years of dedication and services to the City of Montclair and surrounding communities.
The Montclair evening clinic has proudly served thousands of patients since its inception. Due to the Affordable Care Act and the emergence of new local community health centers, Montclair evening clinic patients have been able to find affordable health care elsewhere.
Montclair Community Health Center’s regular business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. In the future, they plan to extend business hours to include weekends. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please call (909) 281-5800.