Individuals who meet criteria for a clinical disorder (e.g. depression, anxiety disorders, an eating disorder, alcohol dependence or abuse, grief, adjustment and so on) are eligible for Medicare rebates for psychological services. You will need a GP or Psychiatrist referral to claim the rebate. Your GP will need to complete a detailed assessment and prepare a Mental Health Care Plan before referring you to a Psychologist. It is important to book a long appointment with your GP if you plan to request a mental health care plan and referral.