The characteristics of the 66 clients in our virtual clinic were compared with 42 clients on their first visits to a psychiatric outpatient clinic located in downtown Taipei. There were significant differences between them. The clients of our virtual clinic were significantly younger than the outpatients (mean age=28.9 years, SD=6.1, versus 35.8 years, SD=14.3, respectively) (t=2.93, df=49.4, p=0.005, two-tailed), more had a college education (N=44, 66.7%, versus N=12, 28.6%; Pearson’s χ2=35.4, df=5, p=0.001, two-tailed), and more had never previously visited a psychiatric clinic (N=29, 43.9%, versus N=6, 14.3%; p=0.001, Fisher’s exact test, two-tailed). Among clients who had visited real psychiatric clinics, there were significant differences in the types of previous diagnoses between the two groups (Pearson’s χ2=12.33, df=4, p=0.02, two-tailed). The most common diagnosis of clients of the virtual clinic was anxiety disorder (panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or generalized anxiety disorder) (N=36, 54.5%); the most common diagnosis for the clients of the real clinic was mood disorder (depression or bipolar disorder) (N=20, 47.6%).