The Essure Confirmation Test is a simple procedure that provides a woman with the confidence that she is permanently protected from unplanned pregnancy.

The Essure Confirmation Test is performed three months after a woman’s Essure procedure and usually takes about 30 minutes. During the test, a special dye is introduced into the uterus. Using an x-ray, our radiologist can verify that the inserts have been correctly placed and fluid cannot flow past them. This confirms that the tubes are completely blocked and a woman can rely on Essure as her sole form of birth control.

The doctor who ordered the exam will discuss the results of the Essure Confirmation Test with their patient as soon as they are available. Until a woman receives confirmation directly from their doctor, she must continue to use another form of birth control. After that, she can start enjoying the freedom that comes from never worrying about unplanned pregnancy.

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health insurance plans are now required to cover all FDA-approved methods of birth control for women at no cost.

That means Essure may be available without copays, deductibles, or out-of-pocket-costs.

Although insurance companies must legally comply with this legislation, plans are permitted to have limitations and exemptions for specified reasons. Additionally, as all plans are different and renew at different times, it’s best to call your health insurance company before having the procedure to verify your insurance benefits.

Click here to review a brief overview of Essure.